Today in history for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013


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Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2013. There are 313 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The conscription law still excites public indignation. Men ofmeans, however, are jubilant at getting clear upon the payment of $300.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The logging season, which annually opens hundreds of jobs inRock Island Mills, likely will open within a week or two.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The ninth annual Ball of the Progressive Railway Lodge No.695, Industrial Association of Machinists, will be held tomorrow night in Industrial Hall,Rock Island. George W. Gunther, Ray D. Gerlich and Otto L. Siegrist are members of theplanning committee.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Plans to put Rock Island's Works Progress Administration sidewalk repair program inoperation were announced today.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Soprano Maria Baldwin, a graduate of Moline High School, hassigned a contract to sing with the Metropolitan Opera, beginning next season. As far as isknown, she is the first Moliner ever to get a Metropolitan contract.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The children's department of the Moline Public Library will say"Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss" from 2 to 3 p.m. March 5 at the main library. This hour is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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